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Nuzzle (move)

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ほっぺすりすり Cheek Rub
XY Prerelease Dedenne Nuzzle.png
Type  Electric
Category  Physical
PP  20 (max. 32)
Power  20
Accuracy  100%
Priority  {{{priority}}}
Foe Foe Foe
Self Ally Ally
May affect anyone adjacent to the user
Introduced  Generation VI
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Jam  0  
Condition  [[{{{category}}} (condition)|{{{category}}}]]
Appeal  0  
Condition  Cute
Appeal  2 ♥♥
Jamming  1
Badly startles Pokémon that used a move of the same type.

Nuzzle (Japanese: ほっぺすりすり Cheek Rub) is a damage-dealing Electric-type move introduced in Generation VI. It can be seen as a damage-dealing version of Thunder Wave.


Nuzzle inflicts damage and paralyzes its target when it hits.


Games Description
XYORAS The user attacks by nuzzling its electrified cheeks against the target. This also leaves the target with paralysis.


By leveling up

# Pokémon Type Level
025 Pikachu Pikachu Electric Electric 23
311 Plusle Plusle Electric Electric --
312 Minun Minun Electric Electric --
417 Pachirisu Pachirisu Electric Electric 19
587 Emolga Emolga Electric Flying 15
702 Dedenne Dedenne Electric Fairy 20
Bold indicates a Pokémon gains STAB from this move.
Italics indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form receives STAB from this move.

By event

Generation VI

#   Pokémon Type Obtained with
025 025 PikachuLv.10 Electric Pokémon Cafe Pikachu
Bold indicates a Pokémon which gets STAB from this move.
Italic indicates a Pokémon whose evolution or alternate form gets STAB
from this move.

In the anime

None.png Clemont Dedenne Nuzzle.png None.png None.png
The user electrifies its cheeks and nuzzles against the target, paralyzing them.
Pokémon Method
User First Used In Notes
702 Dedenne Dedenne rubs its cheeks repeatedly until they generate static electricity. It then nuzzles its cheeks against the target, shocking them and leaving them paralyzed.
Clemont's Dedenne A Shockingly Cheeky Friendship! Debut

In other languages

Language Title
Chinese Cantonese 擦擦臉頰 Chaatchaat Líhmgaap*
擦擦臉珠 Chaatchaat Líhmjyū*
Mandarin 碰碰臉頰 Pèngpèng Liǎnjiá
France Flag.png French Frotte-Frimousse
Germany Flag.png German Wangenrubbler
Italy Flag.png Italian Elettrococcola
South Korea Flag.png Korean 볼부비부비 Bolbubibubi
Poland Flag.png Polish Mizianie
Spain Flag.png Spanish Moflete Estático

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